Wasafiri Bundle – Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

Over four decades, Wasafiri has been privileged to work with a range of renowned authors across the world, and to follow their careers as they have developed and thrived. In each bundle in this series, we're highlighting a specific writer with whom Wasafiri has enjoyed a particularly close relationship, and offering four issues from across the archive that best exemplify their work.

The Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o bundle includes Wasafiri 59: Everything to Declare, our 25th anniversary issue, Wasafiri 63, Wasafiri 75, and Wasafiri 111: Translating Lives; and a Wasafiri tote bag for just £33. It's a brilliant mix of issues from across our archive, featuring fiction, essays, and translation, with a wealth of wonderful writing besides.

Wasafiri 111: Translating Lives

Editorial The Intimate, Impossible Act of Translation

Interviews Mona Baker and Vicente Rafael; Billy Ray Belcourt and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson; Will Harris

Articles Spoken Wor(l)ds; Reading Black Childhoods in Chains and Crongton Knights; Translation as Culture in the Age of the Machine

Art A Taste of Salt/‘Goute Sel’: Artistic Collaboration at the Ghetto Biennale

Fiction Chinmay Sharma; Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

Poetry Tammy Lai-Ming Ho; Jane Wong; Hu Xudong, trans. by Eleanor Goodman; Rhiya Pau

Life Writing Victoria Adukwei Bulley, Archana Madhavan, Zahra Patterson, Nina Mingya Powles, and Stacey Teague: Mother Tongues; Nandana Dev Sen: The Shivering Rope

Review Essay Translating Lives, Lives Translated

Reviews Isabel Balseiro and Zachariah Rapola, eds, The Passport That Does Not Pass Ports: African Literature of Travel in the Twenty-First Century; Chris Beckett and Alemu Tebeje, eds, Songs We Learn from Trees: An Anthology of Ethiopian Amharic Poetry; Fatima Daas, The Last One; Vera Júlíusdóttir and Becca Parkinson, The Book of Reykjavik

and more...

Wasafiri 75

Fiction by A M Bakalar, Alex Hijmans, Catherine McNamara, Minoli Salgado and K Srilata

Poetry by Fiona Gell, Jack Little, Vladimir Lucien, Jamila Osman, Swati Rana and Warsan Shire

Interviews with Hari Kunzru and Chika Unigwe

Essays Pauline Melville and Ngugi wa Thiong'o

Articles Reflections on Sierra Leone, the defection of North Korea's former poet laureate

Art Essay Stephanie Syjuco 'Blows Up': The Black Market Series

Reviews Ibne Safi's The Laughing Corpse and Dr Dread, Adil Jussawalla's Trying to Say Goodbye, Karen Press's Slowly, As If, Tishani Doshi's Everything Begins Elsewhere, Denis Hirson's The Dancing and the Death on Lemon Street and Christopher Merrill's The Tree of the Doves: Ceremony, Expedition, War

and more...

Wasafiri 63

Essays Fred D'Aguiar, Anita Desai, Maya Jaggi and Kamila Shamsie

Fiction Gita Hariharan, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Christie Watson and Zoë Wicomb

Poems Moniza Alvi, Sujata Bhatt, Michael Horovitz, Karen McCarthy and Nii Ayikwei Parkes

Interviews Chinua Achebe, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Doris Lessing and Ahdaf Soueif

Art Essay Aubrey Williams

and more...


Wasafiri 59: Everything to Declare

Essay Ngugi wa Thiong'o

Interviews Anita Desai, Kiran Desai and Nabaneeta Dev Sen

Life Writing Elaine Feinstein

Fiction Simi Awosika, Moetai Brotherson, Anjum Hassan, Soe Tjen Marching and Sridala Swami

Poetry Laksmisree Banerjee, Iain Britton and Keki Daruwalla

Art Essay on material meaning

Articles on J M Coetzee, and new directions in international writing

Reviews Grace Nichols's Picasso, I Want My Face Back, Moniza Alvi's Europa, Neel Mukherjee's A Life Apart, Mukoma wa Ngugi's  Nairobi Heat and Maaza Mengiste's Beneath the Lion's Gaze

and more...

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